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Informed Perspectives: A Preview of the Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Track

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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has a long history of delivering impactful educational sessions about personalized medicine, and PMC is pleased to collaborate with BIO again this year to put together a Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Track at the BIO International Convention. Touching on a variety of topics that include clinical care, investment and public policy reform, the three-day program promises to deliver informed perspectives on the field’s current direction: Tuesday, June 7 Titled “30 Read More >

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Imagine How Much Faster We Could Address Emerging Infections Like Zika and Dengue If We Worked Even Better Together

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In just a few months, Brazil will host the 2016 Olympics, the most competitive global athletic event of the year.  But another important race for the people of that country–and millions more around the world–has already begun.  BIO members and others across the public health community are aiming to break vaccine development records to find solutions for unpredictable diseases like Zika and dengue.  Both produce a devastating impact on tropical and subtropical countries like Brazil, Read More >

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Incentivizing Exponential Approaches to Energy and Climate

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Biotech may be the 21st century’s greatest opportunity. Climate change and energy transformation may be its greatest challenge. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE intends to bring the opportunity of biotech to this challenge—it is a call to action to all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to demonstrate and inspire a path to a better energy future. Biotech is rapidly blurring the lines between the impossible and the possible. The exponential pace of technological advances makes Read More >

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Co-Optimized Fuel-Engine Systems to Transform Our Nation’s Vehicles

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The critical need to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector has prompted great interest in the advancement of clean energy technologies. The President’s Climate Action Plan calls for the accelerated development of cost-competitive, advanced biofuels that will reduce the carbon footprint from transportation and for new fuel economy standards to reduce emissions and improve vehicle efficiency. Both goals present a significant challenge—but also great opportunity. Read More >

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Science Fair – My Sport

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Growing up in a small town, most of my fellow students focused on sports, because it offered they the highest opportunity for success. Nearly everyone expected that I would also focus on sports – I’m an African American male and both my older sisters were great athletes. Unfortunately, I did not inherit my family’s athleticism and recognized that I would have to take a different path. I quickly traded in the sports field for a Read More >

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